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John P. Thornton
Visitor, RI
Email:
Office: NSH 4000B
Phone: (412) 268-3818
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Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Past Projects
 
Lunar Regolith Excavation and Transport
This research develops lightweight robotic excavators for digging and transporting regolith (loose soil) on the Moon.
Lunar Rover for Polar Crater Exploration (Scarab)
The Scarab lunar rover has been designed to carry a 1-meter coring drill and a payload of science instruments that can analyze the abundance of hydrogen, oxygen and other materials.